Get ready to run or bike your way over once-a-year trail

After a Covid hiatus, we are very excited to again be presenting the MLT Moonshine Trail, to be held on Saturday, February 25.

Held in and around the stunning scenery of Dolamore Park, the trail has built a well-earned reputation as Southland’s premier mountain bike and off-road run.

More than 400 people from throughout Southland and Otago, and from as far afield as Christchurch, take on the Moonshine’s unique offerings each year.

It’s as far from the average track as you can get. Where else do you get to ride through a swede paddock?

It’s a once-a-year opportunity to explore the fascinating Hokonui Hills through farmland opened up especially for the event.

Our local landowners allowing us to explore their backyards is a special part of this event.

Grab the running shoes or mountain bike and take to the trails for the day.

We’ve even got a special category for e-bikes, perfect for anyone who has a bit of experience and wants to challenge themselves.

This is the perfect event no matter what age, ability or stage of life — from the family looking for a fun and active day out, through to the ultracompetitive mountain biker or runner determined to set a personal best.

With courses ranging from 2km to 50km, everyone is catered for.

This year we have added a 2km family walk.

The path is family-friendly, a gently undulating stroll through Dolamore Park itself.

It is free to enter, and you can just choose to join us on the day.

What a good way to get active with the whole family, and a great way to enjoy the park if you are waiting for others who are out on the longer events.

No matter which event you choose, every participant is cheered on as they cross the finish.

Then it’s time to kick back, relax and share some stories from your adventure.

For more information get in touch for a chat or visit

Can’t wait to see you at Dolamore Park on February 25.